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© Kelly Nichols
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UploadedJanuary 20, 2013
TakenJanuary 19, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length35 mm
ISO250
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The Ware Neck Post Office and General Store in Gloucester, VA. I used to live in Ware Neck and went to this post office to get the mail. Every time I stepped through the front door, it was like I took a step back in time.....a slower, easier, friendlier way of life. I feel fortunate to have grown up there.

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  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey   gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful find! My mothers ancestors came from Lancaster, VA in the 1700's.

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (24 Jan 2013):

    Iconic.

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (13 Jul 2013):

    I've really enjoyed reading this story and seeing these great pictures.
    There are several small farm towns near where I live but over the past 15-20 years many of them have vanished when the family farms were lost or sold to land developers.
    Seems there should be a law against turning beautiful,fertile farmland into strip malls !
    (I HATE those damn ugly wastes of land!!!)

    These pictures bring back some great memories and remind me of traveling from Ohio to Arkansas in the early 60s to visit my grandma who I dearly loved !!
    The interstate highway system was still under construction back then so you had to drive through every city,town,village and hamlet to reach your destination.

    I remember stopping at those old time service stations and buying glass bottles of Coke that you had to slide through the rails of the cooler.
    Every town had a diner that actually served real food cooked or baked from scratch but what I remember most about those small town diners were the wood booths,counter stools and those slow turning ceiling fans with the big blades.

    It's hard to imagine now but back in those days most small business owners couldn't afford air conditioning.
    A/C was considered a real luxury and by no means the standard necessity it's been for decades.
    If a roadside motel or a motor court as they once were called had a/c and color television that really was a big deal and something to tell the neighbors about when you got home.

    The pace of American life was slower back then and seemed to be more family oriented.
    Most stores were closed on Sunday with very few exceptions.
    Sunday was a day for church and family usually ending with the big Sunday dinner.
    I have to admit I miss those days,that slower pace with friends and family being the most important part of our lives.

    My thanks to Kelly for a well written story and wonderful photographs.
    A very talented lady who's work is always excellent.

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